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Silence, whether experienced with people or places, bears the inherent quality of intimacy. It offers one the space to create and communicate effectively without pretension. In a colonial bungalow we decorated in Southern India, we...

The Art of Observing

Cities and towns in India can be overwhelming. Distracting intrusions are everywhere--signages, horns and hawkers create cacophony amid a confusing medley of haphazard planing and architecture. In the midst of the chaos, however, there're often...

Tlieng’, shivani dogra, vernacular architecture, drywall, meghalaya, rustic indian decor,

The Quiet Life

'Quietly he lives, quietly he dies, Amidst the wilderness' -U Soso Tham There are few more evocative descriptions of the spirit of Khasi life in the Cherrapunji hills. Even today, with the threat of mass tourism and growing...

Eight Hues of Blue

Blue. We've used the colour often. In bedrooms, drawing rooms, dining rooms, kitchens and bathrooms. The shade has completely  dominated  some rooms, only touched a wall in others and sometimes lent it self even more...

Making a Home in Gurgaon

  A home is more  than just a monetary asset. It has emotional meaning, it holds memories, which is why moving houses is often so difficult. Aside from the stress of packing and the disruption to...

A Pause

I travel to seek solace, to nurture my imagination and to explore stillness—everything that is overwhelmed by noise and fast-paced living. In the quietude of old cemeteries, in gardens and among  disintegrating monuments  I am able...